The Hottest Luxury Travel Destination on Earth

April 2017

Our resident Africa expert, Patrick Clementson, has just returned from his 27th trip to Africa and Tanzania is one of his favourite destinations. Inspired by ‘Serengeti Shall Not Die’, the 1957 classic account of Bernard and Michael Grzimek’s adventures studying wildlife in Tanzania, Patrick has developed a deep love for the continent and loves nothing better than sitting quietly observing a herd of wildebeest on its extraordinary migratory path. He is adept at creating bespoke safaris and knows just what to recommend when and where the best game is found. His advice to anyone wanting to visit Africa is to start planning early and get in quick for 2018.

Patrick’s Top Five:

Great East Africa Migration

The Migration is constantly on the move looking for the best place to graze and is susceptible to local weather conditions. To enhance your chances of witnessing this amazing spectacle, Patrick recommends visiting more than one area and relying on A&K’s expert advance for the best camp recommendations according to the migratory movements.


Samburu & Mara Safari

Kenya is the birthplace of safari, and of A&K, and still offers one of the best wilderness experiences available. Patrick recommends this private safari as it avoids the crowds and take guests into private conservancies where the wildlife is abundant, there are fewer visitors and there are a wide range of different game viewing activities to experience.

Zimbabwe Discovery

Zimbabwe is firmly back on the radar for African travel and offers great viewing with some of the best guides on the continent.  Consider Hwange National Park, Lake Kariba and the stunning Mana Pools in the Zambezi Valley. There is also an opportunity to experience walking safaris in all of these areas and canoeing.

Best of Zambia

High concentrations of game, night drives and walking safaris, Zambia is as good as it gets. Patrick considers the South Luangwa National Park one of Southern Africa’s gems whilst the Lower Zambezi National Park is also not to be missed.

Serengeti Safari

Open plains, woodland forests, croc-infested rivers and stunning rock outcrops – the Serengeti has it all. Patrick recommends visiting more than one area to get the most out of your stay. Our 'Tanzania Under Canvas' itinerary spends 3 nights in the Serengeti at a semi-permanent luxury mobile tented camp that moves with the seasons to ensure the best location for witnessing the migration.

Africa is hot right now and space on safari is at a premium, with 2017 filling fast. But if you still want to get there this year we’ve secured a special deal on our best-selling ‘Tanzania Under Canvas’ safari with savings of $2,600 per couple for travel before the end of the year.